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As you are no doubt aware, cannabis legalisation hasn’t quite made it to Australian shores… but over in the United States and Canada, the process of buying weed has become much easier over the years.
Many customers over the Pacific are no longer limited to what is available at their dispensary, or whatever they can find in their local area; they can now buy cannabis online from the comfort of their home, without ever experiencing the trials and stresses of ‘getting on’.
Lucky bastards! We can only hope that a similar trend occurs, down under!
If you ever end up in one of these North American cannabis havens, you may not know where to start as a lowly Australian… so here’s the information you’ll ever need to help you safely and legally buy your cannabis online, without ever having to set a foot in a dispensary, or talk to a real person. All you’ll need is a postal address in a legal state. Pretty cool, huh?
How To Buy Your Weed When You’re in Canada or the Legal US States
Did you know that over 60% of Australians have smoked weed before in their lives? That can be quite surprising, considering that this is a majority portion of the population – looking around you in everyday life, you wouldn’t know it!
With more medicinal clinics opening up every day here in Australia, buying weed online may one day soon be a reality.
In the USA and Canada, it’s just an everyday reality. However, if you ever end up in the land of the free, or the home of maple syrup, there are still some precautions you should take when you buy your weed online.
Above all, you must take care when making your purchases. This is the only way to ensure that you’re receiving the best quality product that fits your needs. The tips below will focus on online purchases – although these rules may even apply when you go to a dispensary!
Buying Your Weed Online in Legal North American Jurisdictions
When buying weed online in the legal jurisdictions in Canada or the US of A, the first thing to do is research the vendor/s you are intending to purchase from.
You can always check out community reviews for these sites and see what others have said about their experiences. If there aren’t any comments or reviews left by past customers, this could be a red flag – no reviews could mean they are not reliable or trustworthy.
The second thing to do is to check if your purchase is possible under the legal frameworks you’re operating within. If it’s not legal in your area to buy cannabis, or for cannabis products to be mailed to you, this could be a dead end.
Figuring Out the Details of Your Order
If the site is reputable and will actually deliver your order, you can move on to hashing out the details of your order.
Ask yourself: what type of product are you looking for? A Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid? A specific strain? Does the vendor’s site offer your preference, or not?
If the dispensary offers only flowers, but you need waxes, this might be a problem.
It’s worthwhile to search across multiple websites for the product you have in mind. Some websites sell everything in bulk quantities; making it cheaper per gram than others.
Why It’s Better Than Going to a Dispensary
If you travel to the US or Canada and you’re thinking of purchasing weed, the biggest advantage to the internet is the lack of barriers for entry. It’s much easier than going out to a dispensary.
For people who are not US citizens or residents, this can be a blessing. It’s also extremely useful for people with mobility issues, or who lack reliable access to transportation (like a car, or public transit).
In fact, delivery services are beneficial for a large section of the population, since the consumer is not required to leave their house… and they can still gain access to all of their favourite products. With just the click of a button, it’s at their doorstep!
The Dangers Of Buying Weed Online… and Why You Should Be Careful
The dangers of buying weed online typically vary depending on where you happen to be located, and what type of products you wish to purchase.
Since there aren’t many government regulations or controls over dispensaries and/or delivery services in some parts of the United States, practically anyone could be selling the product.
This is perhaps the most important consideration to take into account when purchasing your cannabis on the web. If you don’t make sure that you are buying from someone reputable, you place yourself at risk of receiving a bad product… or even worse, you could get ripped off and receive nothing in return!
This doesn’t make purchasing weed online any less convenient as a way of getting your favourite items delivered right to your doorstep, without the hassle of going out in public. Just do your due diligence, and research before you purchase – this is especially important as an Aussie in the weird alien world of North America.
You may speak the language, but for all intents and purposes, you’re still a foreigner! Give the unfamiliarity you have with this environment some respect, and you should be AOK 🙂